6 Winter Running Tips from Ultra-Runner Aliza Lapierre

As the temperatures begin to plummet here in the Northeast so too does the desire to head out for a run. It’s cold. It’s dark. Your bed is warm. Thoughts of hopping on the treadmill float through your mind, "The treadmill will be fine today" you think.  Or perhaps you even go so far as, “Maybe I’ll just take the winter off.” However rational these thoughts may seem in the … Read more >>

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Published:November 27, 2019 View Post

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5 Family-Friendly Adventures in Burlington

Heading up to Mount Philo's peak along the House Rock Trail

It’s hard to continue the pre-kid lifestyle once kids come into the picture. Getting out for a good run, a full-day out on the bike, a multi-pitch climb (just one?), relaxing at the beach, or even just hanging out with friends for dinner can be a challenge at times. But, now, you have no more excuses, at least while you’re in Burlington. Here are five family-friendly outdoor adventures that will not only … Read more >>

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Published:May 9, 2019 View Post

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Mount Mansfield: The Man, The Moose, The Legend

The summit of Vermont's highest, most legendary peak

Due to glacial activity thousands of years ago, it’s not unusual for New England mountains to have human or animal-like outcroppings reminiscent of a face or a head.

Take for example, the famous, but now fallen, Old Man of the Mountain on Cannon in New Hampshire, or his counterpart across the street on Eagle Cliff, the Old Lady of the Mountain, aka the Watcher, who still resides there today. All … Read more >>

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Published:March 7, 2019 View Post

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How to Get Your Kids Skiing at an Early Age

Getting your kids into skiing at an early age

Slopeside meltdowns, freezing tears on frigid lift rides, urgent bathroom breaks the minute you’ve gotten all geared up: Hitting the slopes with your little ones can be a big-time challenge, not to mention a big hit to the wallet. But the benefits—getting your kiddos passionate about skiing and riding and creating a whole new level of outdoor fun for the whole fam—are well worth the hassle.

To help you navigate … Read more >>

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Published:February 25, 2019 View Post

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5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

5 Incredible Ice Climbing Spots Near Burlington

Once the temperatures dip, the Green Mountain State turns from its rich summer greens into an icy mecca of frozen waterfalls and wintery landscapes. Road cuts turn to ice walls, and that small trickle of water over moss-covered rock at the crag is now transformed into a pillar of ice.

This transformation signals the time for climbers to drop the chalk and tight-fitting, rubber-soled shoes in favor of insulated boots, crampons, … Read more >>

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Published:February 11, 2019 View Post

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The Best Skiing in Vermont: 5 Must-Visit Resorts Close to Burlington

Winter has finally decided to show up in Vermont, and now that the temperatures have dropped and the white stuff has started to fall, the call of the slopes can be answered. Luckily, there are a handful of options within an hour’s drive of downtown Burlington. So grab your gear and figure out which mountain will keep you happiest as you schuss through the powdery stashes you’ve been waiting for … Read more >>

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Published:January 17, 2019 View Post

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